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Ford, Chevrolet models lead list of most-googled vehicles in the U.S.

Chevy and Ford trucks lead the list of vehicles searched for the most in the U.S

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The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado are two of the top-selling vehicles in the I.S. So it's no surprise that they're the most-googled according to new data analysis by ValuePenguin.com. What may surprise you is where in the country buyers are most searching for the trucks and what else they're looking for.

Micheal Hoffman, the senior research analyst at ValuePenguin.com, and the lead researcher on this report said, "These findings provide a pulse on consumer demand trends in the U.S. auto industry, at a critical moment for the economy and auto manufacturers, following several years of record breaking vehicle sales."

Here are the most-googled vehicles in the U.S. right now.

Ford F-150

2020 Ford F-150

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According to ValuePenguin.com, "America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, took the top spot for online searches in 32 U.S states, and is among the top three most searched vehicles in 49 states. Regionally, the Ford F-150 captured the most consistent google search interest in the Midwest and South."

Ford will reveal its next-generation F-150 later this month. An all-electric version of the model is coming soon as well.

Chevrolet Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado RealTree Edition

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ValuePenguin.com says, "The Chevy Silverado was not far behind the Ford F-150 in absolute search volume, and was the most searched for car in eight states - Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Interest in the Silverado spanned all regions and propelled it to the top three most searched cars in 42 states."

In the two years, Chevrolet has begun selling its new Silverado regular duty and Silverado HD pickup trucks. There's a 1500 RealTree Edition coming for 2021. Chevy recently announced that it's staring a Silverado desert racing program.

Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The Honda Civic was the third most searched vehicle in the country and the first in six states- California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The Honda civic is also the most searched car overall in the entire Northeast region, and the two most populous states in the country.

Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma

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From the ValuePenguin.com team: "The Toyota Tacoma, which captured the most searches among all vehicles in Hawaii, Vermont and Washington was also the fourth most searched car in the United States. The Toyota Tacoma has been among the top-selling pickups in the U.S. for the past two decades."

The Tacoma has gotten a facelift and safety upgrades for 2020. It is also now being sold in Nightshade and Trail Special Edition models. Toyota recently confirmed that they're moving all Tacoma production out of the U.S. to Mexico.

Honda Accord

Honda Accord Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The Honda Accord received more searches than any other vehicle in Rhode Island and the District of Columbia — the smallest areas surveyed in ValuePenguin's analysis. In all six states where the Honda Civic was the most searched vehicle, the Honda Accord was right behind in second place.

Honda hasn't changed the Accord much for the 2020 model year. Still, it's near the top of the list of best-selling car rankings for 2020.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 will come in a hybrid variant

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If Ford is making anything clear these days, it’s that the future all-electric F-150 won’t just just a mundane street car. The future model will be capable of achieving the same feats as the rest of the company’s family of full-size pickup trucks, if not with more gusto than its relatives.

Ford has confirmed that the battery-electric (BEV) F-150 will be on sale in just a few years. To get to that point, there’s a lot of work that isn’t just going into product development, but also into facilities development. Demand for the F-150 BEV is expected to be high and Ford’s Rouge Complex can’t absorb it as the plant stands now.

Ford Rouge Complex The Ford plant in Dearborn will be the home of the F-150 electric truck.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The company will invest $700 million in the Dearborn, Michigan plant to include a new high-tech manufacturing home for the model. The investment will add 300 jobs. This $700 million is on top of the $1.45 billion that Ford is spending to equip its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan to produce the Ranger and Bronco.

"We are proud to once again build and innovate for the future here at the Rouge with the debut of our all-new F-150 and the construction of a modern new manufacturing center to build the first-ever all-electric F-150," said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. "This year's COVID-19 crisis made it clear why it is so important for companies like Ford to help keep our U.S. manufacturing base strong and help our country get back to work."

The all-electric Ford F-150 is expected to come to market in mid-2022. The redesigned 2021 F-150 will come to market later this year and include a new hybrid powertrain option dubbed the F-150 PowerBoost.

Recently, the company captured video of the F-1500 BEV testing in the wild.

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The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo is joining the company’s lineup

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The decision to add a turbocharged engine variant to the Mazda3 was met with praise for those who like getting in a little more excitement behind the wheel. Now It has been announced that the Mazda3's crossover counterpart, the CX-30 is getting the same treatment.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 will be available with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when the tank is filled with 93 octane fuel. The performance drops to 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque when owners fill up with 87 octane. Engines with the turbo-four also get standard all-wheel drive.

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo The body styling is pretty much the same as the rest of the Mazda CX-30 lineup, but it does have unique wheels and other attributes.Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations

To accommodate the new engine option, Mazda has not had to change the outward appearance of the model In earnest but does add some highlights including 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, larger tailpipes, gloss black door mirrors and a "TURBO" badge on the liftgate.

As the most premium Mazda CX-30 model, it comes with a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, black upper dash and chrome finishes. The features list includes a Bose 12-speaker audio system and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen..

The CX-30 2.5 Turbo, as the models with the engine will be known. Also comes equipped with Smart City Brake Support Reverse and rear cross-traffic braking technologies that can sense a vehicle coming into the lane of travel when reversing, warn the driver, and apply the brakes in order to possibly avoid a collision. Additional available safety technologies include a 360-degree view monitor, Active Drive Display, traffic sign recognition, and adaptation front lighting.

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo The CX-30 debuted just last year.Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo is scheduled to go on sale by the end of 2020. Specific packaging and pricing details will be announced in the coming months

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